Dog for Adoption: Chiro


Chiro is a sensitive wee lad weighing in at only 11kg. He was found abandoned in a park where children were poking at him with an umbrella. An earlier attempt at finding him a loving home came to naught because the family lived by a river, near a site from which fireworks were launched for many long weeks of the year. Terrified of the noise, Chiro fell to pieces. Trembling leaf though he can be, Chiro loves people. And he gets on with most dogs, although he does take exception to a few in a very mild way. He will turn 4 in July and can “sit”, “wait”, and shake hands with a delightful eagerness to please. Sadly, Chiro is depressed at being back at the shelter. He did try so hard to make a go of it, but the booming of the fireworks was too much for his nerves to take. Surely what Chiro needs, other than a quieter environment, is ample reassurance that everything will be all right.

Interested in Adopting Chiro?

Please email ARK at tokyoark[at] or call 080-6146-3889 (English) or 080-6517-8913 (Japanese). Tokyo ARK is a nonprofit organization. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Prospective new owners undergo a screening process.

The Japan Times supports stray and abandoned animals by editing and printing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper. (Photo by Kentaro Washi)

See also: Other potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site



  1. pamela hval

    I read about Chiro in ‘The Japan Times’ and tried in vain to send an email asking
    about his situation now – but the addres
    in the newspaper was incorrect. A heart-warming story but…with incorrect contact details. Alas.

  2. I will make sure Tokyo ARK is made aware of this problem. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  3. forpaws

    I think I walked Chiro when I was at ARK. A very sweet dog!

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